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in rangoon. it was in a certain area of rain during. -- of rangoon. all that time, she was very proper, very disciplined, very precise, very elegant. [laughter] i myself went to the english methodist high-school for a number of years, which is actually american methodist, although it is called english methodist high-school. i know a lot of hymns. [laughter] it is ironic, because my mother in the day of colonialism or this custom. i went to the english methodist girls' school, i had to wear -- -- i had to wear skirts. it was very strange. i also noticed there was less encouragement of burmese manners in the english methodist girls' school than there had been in my mother's back in 1930's, i suppose, when she was there. so come and education was very -- so, education is very closely associated with american missionaries. and also health care. i think many of you have heard of the famous dr. c. graves, the burmese surgeon -- dr. seagraves, the burmese surgeon. when i was growing up, one of the very best hospitals in burma was considered to be that run by the seventh day adventist's. we associat
of courtesy. my mother went to one of the schools. she went to a very famous abm school in rangoon. it was in a certain area of rain during. all that time, she was very proper, very disciplined, very precise, very elegant. [laughter] i myself went to the english methodist high-school for a number of years, which is actually american methodist, although it is called english methodist high-school. i know a lot of hems. -- hymns. [laughter] it is ironic, because my mother in the day of colonialism or this custom. i went to the english methodist girls' school, i had to wear -- it was very strange. i also noticed there was less encouragement of burmese manners in the english methodist girls' school than there had been in my mother's back in 1930's, i suppose, when she was there. so come and education was very -- so, education is very closely associated with american missionaries. and also health care. i think many of you have heard of the famous dr. c. graves, the burmese surgeon -- dr. sea graves, the burmese surgeon. when i was growing up, one of the very best hospitals in burma was c
like mandalay and rangoon. just entrancing. i was told i couldn't film, so for a filmmaker that's like waving a red flag. >> of course. so the emages that we're looking at, we're talking about young children. we heard the audiotape. you know, 14 years old. this little girl who appears much younger than that. they are doing hard labor. you wanted to help reveal, you know, who was keeping this country going. the hardships behind keeping that country going. these are young children. did they speak to you beyond telling you their age? what were they expressing to you about what their life is like and what they -- their futures would be? >> these -- you know, they're majority buddhists, and there's a kind of acceptance of what has happened. they feel that they're experiencing, you know -- it's sort of karma for the previous lives they've lived. yeah. what i tried to do really is to take you into the country and, it's not just the doom and gloom film. it really -- these are remarkable people. they have a highly developed sense of humor, all the educational system has been wrecked. it's 50 ye
, before we had rangoon university, we had two colleges, university college and jutson college. jutson college after the missionary i mentioned. it was a college founded by missionaries. so missionary work was the way in which americans first came to burma. and missionaries engaged in a lot of educational enterprises. it was interesting that in the days of colonialism, there was a distinct difference between the educational system introduced by american missionaries and those introduced by catholic missionaries. the great majority of christian institutions in burma were either catholic or -- i mean christian educational institutions in burma, were either catholic or baptist. the catholics, of course, had convents and boys' schools run by catholic priests while the american baptist mission set up a number of schools for girls as well as for boys. the girls' schools are particularly well known. the difference between the educational institutions run by the american missionaries and the catholic missionaries was that the american missionaries, while, of course, they proselytized, that is
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